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Over 7 in 10 (75%) Pakistanis say they are mostly happy; women and richer people generally more happy

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Islamabad, 11 December, 2019

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 75% Pakistanis say they are mostly happy; women and richer people generally more happy.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Do you agree with the following statement: ‘I am mostly a happy person’?”In response, 75% agreed while 21% claimed they are not mostly happy people. 4% did not know/did not wish to respond.

Urban/Rural Divide:

Amongst rural respondents, 74% said they are mostly happy people while a much lower 22% disagreed. Only 4% said they did not know or did not wish to respond. When the same question was asked from respondents living in the urban area, 78% said they are usually happy while 20% disagreed. Only 2% said they did not know or did not wish to respond.

Income Breakdown: People earning over Rs. 30,000 claim to be happier than those earning less

Out of the total respondents that earn over Rs. 30,000, 85% claimed that they were mostly happy people whereas 78% of respondents earning between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 30,000 agreed. 70% of the people earning Rs. 7000 to Rs. 15,000 claimed to be happy people while 71% of the people earning up to Rs. 7000 claim to be happy. 

Gender Breakdown: Females report a slightly higher level of happiness than males

Out of the total respondents, 74% of the males asked claimed that they are mostly happy people while out of the total female respondents, a relatively higher 77% claim that they are happy people.

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